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Sunflower Lecithin Review – 8 Things You Didn’t Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Nutrition Facts | Benefits | Precautions | Cost | Directions | Verdict

Sunflower Lecithin is a powdered dietary supplement which may promote optimal brain and liver function. It’s manufactured for Lindberg Nutrition, an award winning company from California. They have physical stores in Torrance and Manhattan Beach. Lindberg has been voted “best nutrition store” 20 years in a row, and have been around for much longer. They pride themselves on customer satisfaction with inexpensive high quality goods. This lecithin supplement appears to represent the company’s ideals well.


1) Sunflower Lecithin Quick Facts

Every serving (one tablespoon) of this product contains 7000 mg (7 g) of lecithin. If you’re not familiar with what lecithin is, it’s just a generic term for groups of yellow-brown fatty substances found in animal and plant tissues. Lecithin often comes in the form of phospholipids, the lipids whixh are a major component of all cell membranes. You can find them in vegetables, fruits, meats, and egg yolks. Modern commercial sources of lecithin are often cabbage or soy. This particular product uses sunflower. Lecithin is found in almost every living thing on the planet. Naturally, we eat a lot of foods with this substance. Additional supplementation can have a whole host of benefits, though. Lecithin is essential for maintaining proper biological functions, like certain B vitamins.

Nutrition Facts

2) Sunflower Lecithin Nutrition Facts

Sunflower Lecithin contains the following ingredients: Lecithin (from Sunflower) 7g.

3) What Does Sunflower Lecithin Do?

One tablespoon of this product gets you 7 g (7000 mg) of lecithin. This is more than most people will need, so you can easily use half doses. Lecithin is usually taken in doses of 500 to 2000 mg a day. Some people may want more, but how much you need depends on you. If you’re not sure how much lecithin your body needs, ask your doctor. Side effects are unlikely, and lecithin is widely thought of as safe, but they may still occur. Most common negative effects are diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal discomfort. Most people won’t experience them. To help minimize the risks, start with lower serving sizes. 7000 mg is far too much for your first taste.

Speaking of taste, Lindberg’s Sunflower Lecithin is unflavored. It’s 100 percent pure lecithin. For best taste, you probably want to mix your servings into juice. But if you’re taking half a tablespoon a day (or less) then regular water might be fine. You won’t be stirring much powder into your drink of choice anyway. Now, for the specific benefits of lecithin, it’s proven to improve cholesterol levels, reduce stress, aid your liver, and might help with cognitive function due to choline and fatty acids. Some researchers are looking into other potential benefits involving the immune system and fighting memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


4) Sunflower Lecithin Benefits & Results

  • Uses sunflower as a source of lecithin, which is great for vegetarians, and people who are allergic to certain lecithin sources like soy.
  • Inexpensive powdered supplement which can be easily mixed into drinks.


5) Precautions of Sunflower Lecithin Use

  • Unflavored, although this could be an advantage for people who make their own drink concoctions.
  • The recommended serving size is a lot. You could cut that in half, or more, and still get a good amount of lecithin.


6) How Much Does Sunflower Lecithin Cost?

For a powdered supplement the price is plenty reasonable. It’s slightly more expensive than capsules of lecithin, but has its own advantages to balance out the price. This is a good deal for most people and can last for months. Lindberg Nutrition guarantees returns on unopened products within 30 days of your purchase date. If something isn’t to your liking, the company asks that you contact them. You have to contact them to get pre-authorization on a return either way. Shipping is a flat rate for many orders, which tends to be very inexpensive. Especially for powder products such as this.


7) Sunflower Lecithin Directions

Some medical research has used lecithin to look into improving cholesterol levels, reducing stress, supporting your liver, boosting the immune system, and combating memory disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia). It’s also been used in eye medications, moisturizers, and other commercial products. Lecithin is a versatile substance with a lot of practical applications. Part of its scientific health related benefits are from its components. This includes Phosphatidyl-choline, Phosphatidyl-inositol, and Phosphatidyl-ethanolamine. Choline is a water-soluble essential nutrient that has a fair impact on the brain and liver. Inositol isn’t as essential and is often used to decrease anxiety or symptoms of depression. Lecithin is a terrific substance which does a lot for the body, and it’s easy to see why people would want a supplement of it.


8) Our Verdict on Sunflower Lecithin

If you like the idea of lecithin or anything it contains, but don’t like pills, this is a great supplement for you. The powdered formula is easy to use and you don’t need much of it. Each inexpensive container will last for months, giving you a great value for your bank account. Lecithin is a general nootropic which can improve several aspects of your health. Experienced supplement users can add this to their nootropic stacks, and some people will be fine with just this. Lindberg Nutrition’s Sunflower Lecithin looks like a good buy.

2.4/5 - (5 votes)
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